|Project Leaders:||Thomas McGovern (project owner)|
|Emily McClung de Tapia|
|Margaret C Nelson|
Project Type: GHEA Project Proposal
Start: June 2012
End: June 2015
Project website: http://www.nabohome.org
The Comparative Island Ecodynamics Project (CIE) seeks to bring an international, transdisciplinary approach to the comparisons of long term human ecodynamics in island contexts. The overall project seeks to bring together collaborators and institutions interested in exploring the value of islands for comparative investigations of resilience, vulnerability, robustness, human impact, climate change, pathway formation, resource management, and cases of both millennial scale sustainability and local extinction.
The North Atlantic Biocultural Organization Comparative Island Ecodynamics Project (NABO CIE Project) 2011-15 is one component of the overall GHEA CIE effort. It works to improve understanding of the very different long term trajectories of two closely related North Atlantic island communities in Iceland and Greenland. Both island communities were settled in the Viking Age by a Nordic/Celtic population with common language and culture, but diverged rapidly in economic and social organization. Iceland survived the challenges of late medieval climate change and early globalization, while Norse Greenland became extinct ca. 1450. This collaborative project has been funded by NSF Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Science Program at $1.28 million over three years, and builds upon prior joint work under the 2007-10 International Polar Year initiative. Collaborating institutions include CUNY, Archaeological Inst. Iceland, Greenland National Museum and Archives, Danish National Museum, U Copenhagen, U Edinburgh, U Bradford, U Durham, SUERC, U Laval, Icelandic National Parks, Kid's Archaeology Iceland Project (KAPI), and Husavik Museum. Reports will be posted on the NABO (North Atlantic Biocultural Organization) website: www.nabohome.org.
NABO CIE NSF Principle Investigators: Tom McGovern, Andy Dugmore, George Hambrecht and Orri Vesteinsson, with close collaboration with Jette Arneborg, Georg Nyegaard, Pauline Knudson, Christian K Madsen, Poul Heide, Gardar Gudmundsson, Lilja Palsdottir, Hildur Gestsdottir, Howell Roberts, Ian Simpson, Doug Price, Mike Church, Jim Woollett, Konrad Smiarowski, Ramona Harrison, Frank Feeley, Megan Hicks, Seth Brewington.
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This is the NSF CIE one page project summary.
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